A man was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into large quantities of methamphetamine coming into the CRIT Reservation and Town of Parker from drug trafficking organizations in Blythe, CA.
On May 14th 2015, the La Paz County Narcotics Task Force arrested Jose Hernandez from Blythe (Ripley), California. Hernandez was allegedly found in possession of approximately 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine. According to a press release from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, the drug was destined for the CRIT Valley, Parker and Lake Havasu City.
“The Task Force suspects Hernandez to be a major methamphetamine distributor to the area,” the statement read. “We feel that with the recent arrest of Ruth Bartley, who was in possession of a quarter of a pound of methamphetamine, and now the arrest of Hernandez with a pound and a half of methamphetamine, we have really disrupted the ‘organization’ that has been supplying our area(s).”
Hernandez is currently being held at the La Paz County Detention Facility for Transportation of Dangerous Drugs for Sale on a $50,000 bond.
“The Task Force asks that you please remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. If you have information regarding any illegal activity please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency or you can call the Task Force directly at (928) 669-9645. You can also email information anonymously at lapazsheriff.org.”